The Westcoast Reader – June 2019

The June issue of The Westcoast Reader is available now! It contains articles about the newest royal baby, summer events in BC, the black hole image, and more, including a good-bye and thank you to Carolyn Moi who has been The Westcoast Reader’s assistant editor for the last two years. You can find the Teacher’s… Read more

Let’s Make It! with our Hands

This year’s Family Literacy Week theme is Let’s Make It!, emphasizing the power of learning by doing. Many types of making involve using your hands. For young children, there are milestones in the development of fine motor control and what they can do with their hands depends on their stage of development. Here is a… Read more

Community Kitchen – Digital Badges

Wednesday November 28, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Learn about the new Community Kitchen Digital Badges, how they can be used in your community programs to honour and recognize the achievements and progress of the participants, and encourage them to continue to advance and build their skills. Learn about the 2 badge levels, the 7… Read more

Using the Adult Literacy Database

Wednesday December 12, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm The provincial Adult Literacy Database is a database developed, managed and maintained (owned) by Decoda Literacy Solutions, on behalf of adult literacy programs in BC. In this webinar, participants will learn the fundamentals of using the database to track learner progress, guide practice and report to funders.

Family Literacy Week 2018

Getting ready for Family Literacy Week? Decoda’s theme this year is What’s on My Plate?, looking at the many ways that family activities can support both healthy eating and literacy development. There are What’s on My Plate? activity sheets for parents (individual sheets for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary school) and a backgrounder with general… Read more

Books as Gifts

If you’re looking for last minute holiday gifts, don’t forget that books are excellent gifts for any occasion. The following infographic offers 10 reasons to give books as gifts. Presented By BookPal

Reading Success at Home – Fiona Clare

Come Read with Me 2017 PowerPoint presentation Facilitator notes for Reading Success at Home Reading Success Games Concentration Game Directions Roll-Pick a Letter-Build a Word Game and Directions Roll-Say-Keep Game Board and Directions Word Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board and Directions Resources Code Master Code Story Come Read with Me Invitation Come Read with Me Session Information… Read more

Screen Time Together: Getting Apps into Laps – Lindsey Krabbenhoft and Francesca de Freitas

Screen time Together: Getting Apps into Laps PowerPoint presentation Screen time Together: Getting Apps into Laps Resource List VPL Bookmark – Fun with Apps – Early Years VPL Bookmark – Fun with Apps – Middle Years VPL Handout – Apps for Your Little One VPL Handout – Apps for Your School Age Kid

WorkSafeBC Tools and Resources to Help Teach Workplace Health and Safety – Helen Chandler

WorkSafeBC Tools and Resources to Help Teach Workplace Health and Safety PowerPoint presentation Young Workers Resources Ideas for using WorkSafeBC resources to teach occupational health and safety

Financial Empowerment: Teaching Financial Literacy to Low-income and Vulnerable People – Dolorese Plante

Financial Empowerment PowerPoint presentation Financial Literacy Application Form Financial Literacy Volunteer Job Description CPA Financial Literacy Program Overview Literacy Intake Form and Intake Process Money Matters Track Money Matters